Team USA, ND, UMd, UVa, JU in Champion Challenge

BALTIMORE The sixth annual Champion Challenge will take place Jan. 29 30, 2011 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The event, organized by US Lacrosse, will feature the U.S. men's national team, the U.S. women's national senior and U19 teams, the Notre Dame men's team, and the Maryland, Virginia, Jacksonville, and Rollins women's teams.

Two of the games will air on ESPNU. The U.S. men's national team vs. Notre Dame will air Sunday, Jan. 30 at 10 p.m. The U.S. women's national team vs. Maryland will air Monday, Jan. 31 at 12 a.m.

"This is a true Champion Challenge, with a three U.S. national teams having won the gold in their respective World Games, while Maryland is the standing 2010 NCAA women's lacrosse champion and Notre Dame, a 2010 NCAA runner-up on the men's side," said Steve Stenersen, president and CEO of US Lacrosse. "This will be an exciting weekend of the best lacrosse in the world, plus the educational events such as the youth clinics and sports psychology talk for parents are not to be missed."

The U.S. men's national team will face off against Notre Dame, while the U.S. senior women's national team will play Maryland and Virginia. The U.S. U19 women's team will take on Jacksonville and Rollins.

The U.S. men's and women's national team program will offer youth clinics for boys and girls, respectively, on Sat., Jan. 29 from 1 to 3:00 p.m. Both clinics are for lacrosse players, grades 3-12. Parents can register online at Additionally, parents can attend a free discussion with leading sports psychologist Dr. Richard Ginsburg and learn about the developmental needs of children in the elementary school years as they progress through initial stagest of competitive, organized play. The parents' clinic will take place Sat., Jan. 29 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 29
1:00-3:00 p.m. Women's Varsity Clinic (grades 9-12)
1:00-3:00 p.m. Women's JV clinic (grades 9-10)
1:00-3:00 p.m. Women' Youth Clinic (grades 1-6)
1:00-3:00 p.m. Men's High School Clinic (grades 9-12)
1:00-3:00 p.m. Men's Youth Clinic (grades 1-8)
4:30 p.m. U.S. Women's U19 team vs. Rollins
5:00 p.m. Virginia Women vs. U.S. Women's senior team
7:00 p.m. U.S. Women's U19 team vs. Jacksonville

Sunday, January 30
11:00 a.m. Virginia Women vs. U.S. Women's senior team
11:00 a.m. Maryland Women vs. U.S. Women's senior team
1:30 p.m. Notre Dame Men vs. U.S. Men's Team
1:30 p.m. Maryland Women vs. U.S. Women's senior team


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